Happy Earth Day! Five Ways to Help Save the Planet

Happy Earth Day Planet

Make a positive impact on the environment to celebrate Earth Day.

On this day annually, April 22nd, cities, organizations, and individuals roll out the green carpet for planet Earth. Earth Day presents the ideal time to show some love and respect for the environment, as humans often don’t. We have diminished fuel resources, polluted oceans and air, wiped hundreds of thousands of species from the earth, and we continue to do so. Only with changes are we going to save the planet and ourselves. The good news is that everyone can help! No change is too small and no business is too big to adopt some eco-friendly habits!
This Earth Day, benefit the environment by helping to save it.

Boycott pesticides. Avoid the use of chemical pesticides and opt for organic produce that uses natural pest control measures. Pesticides have been known to cause brain damage and destroy many of the earth’s vital ecosystems.

Watch water use. Ring in Earth Day by opting to lower your water consumption. From reusing towels to knocking minutes off your shower, there are plenty of ways to save water and save on your bills!

Reduce plastic. Plastic often ends up in our oceans, harming and damaging marine wildlife. As our oceans are so important, it becomes more evident that we need to cut back on our plastic addiction. Say no to straws, ditch the plastic bags, and reuse water bottles when you can.

Follow a plant-based diet. A vegan diet dials down our insane consumption of resources like fresh water, oil, coal, land, and the rainforests. What’s more, animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions that the exhaust from all of the transportation methods combined. Switching to a plant-based diet saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 square feet of forests, 20 lbs. of CO2, and the life of one animal per day!

Make every day Earth Day. Today is the perfect way to reflect upon the legacy that we leave behind for future generations. Make changes to your lifestyle and diet that impact the planet positively, as well as your health! Be mindful of your actions and you’ll soon be a proud defender of the earth.

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